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World War II through the eyes of the Cape fear: Equipment
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Record 4/13
Object ID CF. IA 04897
Description Negative, Film; B&W; aerial rear broadside view of the launching of the liberty ship ZEBULON B. VANCE completely off the ways; 3 Stone Towing tugboats are visible in the loewr foreground; shipbuilding ways visible in upper right corner; "Launching of the Zebulon B. Vance/by/Pennington's Flying Service/December 6, 1941" written on the back of the original photo.
Made Pennington, James C. ("Skinny")\photographer
Notes IA4894 IA4895 IA4896 IA4897 Launching of USS Zebulon B. Vance, December 6, 1941 The Zebulon B. Vance was the first vessel completed at the Wilmington shipyards. It was launched on December 6, 1941, one day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. These photographs were taken by James "Skinny" Pennington, a local pilot who later served in China and India while in the Army.

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